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Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

 

The 5' tall plants produce interesting two tone clusters of pink to purple blooms that have a light vanilla scent, are 2" across and beloved by butterflies.   40 seeds 

PLANTING

Perennial,  zone 3-8

Germination: 14-30 days

Seed Planting Depth:on surface, press in and cover lightly

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. Cold treat seed by sowing into moist soil or paper towel, wrap in a clear plastic bag and place in refrigerator for 2-3 weeks; then provide 65-75 degree soil temperatures until germination. Sow outdoors in early spring or early fall, spacing 5-10 seeds every 12". 

Height and Width: 4-5' x 2-3'

Spacing:18-24"

Light  Needs:  Full sun to light shade

Soil Needs:  Average to rich and wet 

Approximate days to flower from seed:Blooms in the second year, mid to late summer

Uses: Wildflower and cottage gardens, cut flower, deer resistant, attracts butterflies and beneficials

Caution:young shoots,roots and seeds pods are harmful if ingested raw

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